Ray Bande Senior Sports Reporter
FORMER Mighty Warriors goalkeepers’ coach Ndega Matsika, who is now at the helm of Mutare City Rovers technical department on a caretaker basis, believes that the mid season Castle Lager Premiership two weeks break will give the struggling Mutare outfit time to put their house in order as they explore ways to evade the dreaded chop.
Domestic Premiership action resumes next weekend.
Mutare City Rovers have been at the basement of the top flight league table and they have been one of the bookmakers’ favourites to face relegation at the end of the season.
However, Matsika thinks the mid season break will come in handy in giving his team time to go back to the drawing board and find solutions to their problems.
“I think the mid season break will give us team time to go back to the drawing board and find solutions to the problems we have been facing in the first half of the season.
“If you look at it closely we are not as bad as the position on the log standing might reflect. We only had our challenges that include failing to hold on until the last minute hence we conceded late goals and consequently lose matches.
“Therefore, we think this is the time that we will have to sit down, brainstorm and come up with solutions to that,” he said.
With the Premiership July transfer window period opening on Sunday, the former Buffaloes and Black Rhinos shot stopper said his team is keen to rope in a few talented players that will add value to their mission to evade relegation.
He confirmed that about five players will be leaving the club
“We are certainly going out on the market and see to it that we sign a few more players that will add value to our mission to evade relegation. We still believe that we can escape relegation and that is exactly what we are working on.
“It is also fact that we will obviously have challenges as we work towards that. For example, there are about five players who have asked for their clearance letters and some of them were in our plans. As a club we will not stand in the way of those that want to leave but we will have to dig deeper and search for replacements,” said Matsika.